Health Vs Symptoms

Health Vs Symptoms

Being healthy is not just about the way you feel. To most people, being healthy is measured by absence of symptoms and disease. In fact there is more to being healthy!

Our body’s natural response to being sick includes symptoms which is actually a good thing or we could call it ‘being well’ For example if we have picked up a ‘bug’ or a ‘flu’, our body’s regular temperature will increase to try and expel the bug. This is perfectly normal.

The body has many adaptive processes to ensure we function normally on a day to day basis. These may include sweating and releasing insulin into the bloodstream to metabolise sugar and so on. These responses from our body’s are not always comfortable, but we should not always be tempted to stop certain processes from occurring and allow the body to respond naturally

For example; When a person has tooth decay, do they feel it to begin with or do they feel it once the decay has begun and they are at the dentist? Just because we feel OK does not mean that underneath our body’s are working optimally!!

‘When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.’ –Herophilus